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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 14x Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full-HD Video (Black)

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  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, plus a dedicated movie button for easy access
  • Remember where you were and when your pictures were taken with a GPS tracker that records your location, and a logger
  • Powerful 14x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and a 28mm Wide-Angle lens.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations
  • 12.1 effective megapixels, 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS; 14x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom
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  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Flash
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Capability
  • HD Compatible
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches ; 7.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B004J3YCGM
  • Item model number: SX230HS - BK
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (520 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,112 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 6, 2011

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

Experience the Power.

Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash and lowers noise levels at higher ISO settings.

The Canon HS SYSTEM takes the frustration out of low light shooting. The system delivers clear, blur-free shots with all the ambiance intact, and frees you from the sometimes unwanted effects of using the flash. Beautiful low light shots are possible at both low and high ISO speeds, and the dynamic range is expanded to retain maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas.

The system is the result of two technologies brought together in a compact PowerShot. The first is the 12.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, which positions the light-receiving surface for optimal light reception. More light means clearer, blur-free images with plenty of detail and nuance, even in dark areas. Working together with the CMOS sensor to deliver the HS SYSTEM is Canon's advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor, which actively reduces noise and delivers high speed image processing.

Memorable Moments in Spectacular Full HD.

Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, plus a dedicated movie button for easy access. Zoom optically while shooting video and keep footage stabilized with Dynamic IS.

Experiencing the brilliance of Full 1080p HD video in a Canon PowerShot ELPH digital camera has never been easier. With the convenient dedicated movie button, you'll be able to instantly record everyday moments in amazing life-like realism at a push of a button. You can also operate the optical zoom while shooting video so you can get in close–but don't worry about shaky footage because Dynamic IS will help keep your videos steady!

The Ideal Travel Companion.
Remember where you were and when your pictures were taken with a GPS tracker that records your location, and a logger lets you view the locations on a map via Canon's software.

The new PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera is the first PowerShot digital camera to come equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS)* technology. Now you can travel the world and let the camera automatically record the locations and local times of your stills and videos for you to vividly remember time and time again! You can also maximize the usefulness of this GPS technology by using the special bundled Map Utility software that makes sharing the memories of your worldly adventures very fun. Besides displaying all your photos' locations on a world map, the SX230 HS digital camera's GPS system can also track your route from photo to photo–a great way to visualize how much you've traveled during a particular trip! You can also create and share custom maps–like a personal mini-travel guide!–with friends and family members to give them ideas on what to see and do when they visit a particular destination.



* In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore, be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country.


As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated.


This software uses Google Map for displaying maps.

Incredible Zooming Power.
Powerful 14x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and a 28mm Wide-Angle lens. Great overall zoom for a family vacation to your favorite tourist destination.

A powerful 14x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and a 28mm Wide-Angle lens provides a wide range of shooting possibilities that are great for traveling and everyday photography. The versatile 14x Optical Zoom will let you get the shot you want, whether it's a close-up or a subject that's far away. An ultra wide lens will let you photograph large groups, beautiful landscape and tall buildings, while the Optical Image Stabilizer will help keep images steady and clear.



Advanced Smart AUTO for Stills and Videos that Shine.
Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.

The PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera takes the quality of your still images and videos to a whole new level - automatically. The camera's advanced Smart AUTO system detects a wealth of information about the scene you're shooting, then automatically selects the optimal settings for you. Now with an expanded range of 32 shooting scenarios, the camera handles a wide variety of situations, freeing you up to concentrate on composing your shot and capturing the moment you're looking for. From portraits to landscapes to action scenes, the PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera has you covered whether you're shooting stills or videos.

  • Smart AUTO
    The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.
  • P Program
    Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
  • Av Aperture-priority
    You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
  • Tv Shutter-priority
    You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
  • Movie Digest Mode
    Records a video clip before capturing a still image and then combines one day's worth of clips into a video.
  • Portrait
    The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject pop.
  • Kids & Pets
    Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
  • Smart Shutter
    The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.
  • High-speed Burst
    The camera shoots continuously at a high speed of approx. 8.2fps while you hold down the shutter.
  • Best Image Selection
    The camera takes five photos in succession, and then chooses the best one out of the bunch.
  • Handheld Night Scene
    Suppresses image blur even without the help of a tripod.
  • Low Light
    For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.
  • Fisheye Effect
    Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens.
  • Miniature Effect for Movies & Stills
    Emphasizes perspective for a miniature effect by blurring upper and bottom portions of videos and stills.
  • Toy Camera Effect
    Simulates photos taken with "toy" or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.
  • Creative Light Effect
    Transform background bright spots to stars, hearts, music motes and more.
  • Monochrome
    Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.
  • Super Vivid
    Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.
  • Poster Effect
    Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
  • Color Accent
    Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.
  • Color Swap
    Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.
  • Beach
    Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
  • Foliage
    Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
  • Snow
    Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
  • Fireworks
    Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
  • Stitch Assist
    Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
Movie

Shoot in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24 fps for up to 14 min. and 34 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in HD (1280 x 720) at 30 fps for up to 20 min and 43 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps for up to 43 min. and 43 sec. or 4GB per clip and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour 58 min. and 19 sec. or 4GB per clip. Also shoot in iFrame Movie format (1280 x 720) at 30 fps for up to 13 min. and 35 sec. or 4GB per clip.


Super Slow Motion Movie

Record your clips in high speed (approx. 240fps), and then watch your videos in slow motion.


Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.
Easily Turn Your Memories into Videos.
Movie Digest Mode records a short video clip right before shooting a still image and then combines one day's worth of clips into one video.

Putting together a video containing highlights from family vacations, important occasions and other special events is now easier than you might imagine. Using the Movie Digest Mode, you can have the camera automatically record a short video clip (up to approximately 4 seconds) every time you shoot a still image. The camera will then combine an entire day's worth of clips into a single video. No editing required Ð Movie Digest Mode does all the work, so you can sit back and enjoy your video!

Add some Fun to Your Photos!
New scene modes, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome, add an artistic look to your photos.

Add some vintage nostalgia with Toy Camera Effect. Toy Camera Effect recreates this look by darkening the edges to make them appear as if they were photographed through a pinhole lens and adding contrast.



Monochrome lets you sway away from the usual black & white combination. Now you can choose from three single-toned effects: Black & White, Sepia or Blue to really give your photos the effect you're looking for.



See the Image on a Big Screen.
Large, bright 3.0-inch wide PureColor System LCD with high resolution and wide viewing angle.

The PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera's high resolution (461,000 dots) 3.0-inch wide PureColor System LCD gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient. Clear and bright, it features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.



3.0-inch with PureColor System LCD Screen

Product Description

Travel the world with the new PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera. It's the first Canon PowerShot to come with GPS technology that'll automatically tag your photos with time and locations. You can even view all the photos' locations on a map by using special bundled software. And with amazing features, such as the HS SYSTEM, 12.1 Megapixels, 14x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 1080p Full HD Video, the stylish PowerShot SX230 HS is your essential traveling companion.Experience the Power.

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Customer Reviews

I wanted something small and lightweight but still…I have been very pleased with this camera the picture quality is good, the battery lasts, and the zoom is just right. Read more ›
While it is great for quick photos, I'd prefer to use my SLR any day. The quality of the photos are good for a P&S type camera. It has serious issues focusing sometimes. Read more ›
The color is a hot pink. The quality of the images is great. I love having a dial to change the settings quickly. Read more ›
You're looking at this camera because it's a compact zoom. At 14x the images are really sharp, amazingly so for a small lens and camera. But there's no free lunch, even… Read more ›
I found that this camera was exactly what I was looking for. The pictures are clear, and I can also take movies too. Read more ›
I love its pictures. The night pictures are wonderfull. Its size is recommended. Read more ›
The button to start a short movie is in a really lousy spot to…Perhaps some of these features were improved in newer models but I am told the GPS is still just as lousy. Read more ›
My only complaint is how easy it is to block the flash. It is a very easy to use camera and the features are excellent. Read more ›
I bought this on behalf of a friend, and he really loves it. Says the features are great and the photos come out crisp and really high quality. It's pricey, but apparently… Read more ›
Take the time to look over the manual of this camera to learn how to use the different…Some of the novelty modes are fun to use as well and you can't beat the colors! Read more ›
- Menu system is generally good except when deleting photos, too many clicks. (It's hard for me to recommend Panasonic in particular over this camera because their menus… Read more ›
I think this camera is really wonderful. It has lots of great features, it is easy to use, and has a marvelous zoom. Only problems are that there is only the on screen… Read more ›
I have had this for almost 2 years and it works great! The zoom is just incredible! I have used it for portraits, landscape, scenery and it just works fantastic. Read more ›
This camera is an exception. The image quality via the zoom and zoom range is exceptional. As a point and shoot its very good. Read more ›
If you need it pull it up if not press it down. The 14x zoom is amazing. I can fill the screen with the moon and not even use digital zoom. Read more ›
Very nice. easy to operate. not too fast to open it. The flash is a little bit an issue for your finger. the zoom is amazing. hignly recommended! Read more ›
I can get Amazing Shots of the Moon and landscape with this. The zoom is pretty good too! Read more ›
Takes good pics Zoom is amazing Can set shutter speed, aperture and ISO manually Read more ›
Takes excellent pictures. Video quality is outstanding as well, both in visual and audio terms. My big disappointment? Read more ›
I like this camera because it takes wanderfull pictures , it is compact , easy to use , the video is very nice .....It is what I was watching for !!! Read more ›
Videos are amazing low light videos are great to my only small complaint is I wish low light videos a little sharper so you did not see as many pixels in the low light… Read more ›
Face detect works reasonably well. Being able to use the optical zoom while recording HD video is a good thing. My old Canon would only allow digital zoom once you started… Read more ›
I never have to take it off of auto to take excellent pics. Video is great also! Read more ›
Gives you good auto as well as manual control, and very cool macro shots. Image quality and color really good, and video is excellent as well. Initially it met and exceeded… Read more ›
If you are looking for a camera that takes beautiful pictures and video and is easy to use this is it. Read more ›
This camera is extremely simple to use. The layout is easy to grasp knowledge of and master. Read more ›
I needed it for it's GPS availability and it performs great. The photos are crystal clear and the camera is very easy to use. The delivery time was excellent as well. Read more ›
I just had to get one for myself. I enjoy taking pictures as the features are so easy to use. This camera is so user friendly. Read more ›
This camera is awesome! The pictures are great, the HD Video recording is easy to use, and the GPS feature is really cool, especially with iPhoto. I would highly recommend… Read more ›
Bought this a few years ago and it still takes good pictures. Easy to use in automatic or you can play with the settings for more professional pics Read more ›
it is okay. the color is good. the position of the flash is not that convenient. Read more ›
All my pictures came out great. The colors were vivid. I love it! Read more ›
I took beach photos in auto mode on a clear, sunny day, and while the colors were good, the shutter speed was clearly too high, resulting in photos that were too light and… Read more ›
The picture quality is unsatisfactory. Color is nice, but photos are course. Read more ›
If you are looking for a compact Megazoom and yet almost Noiseless pictures…Colors are excellent as expected from canon and 14x zoom works exactly as how i expected to be!! Read more ›
O…Colors were crisp and exposure compensation and other 'easy' adjustments were very natural, and again, the stabilization is fantastic even with gloomy or misty environments. Read more ›
The zoom is great. The size works well in your pocket or almost out of sight in your hand. I found it responsive and easy to use even when you've lost the directions like I… Read more ›
I was amazed at the photos which the Canon took at dusk--this camera…I also love its zoom feature, and I especially like its small size that is easy to take along on trips. Read more ›
amazing. the size is excellent too. one drawback, the flash pops out exactly where you would expect to place your finger in order to hold the camera. Read more ›
The 230 takes superior photos especially in low light…I do a lot of international traveling and the size is perfect for putting into my pants pocket during day trips. T… Read more ›
I mostly got this compact size because I wanted to carry it in my front jeans pocket. It is slightly too big for that. Read more ›
The one bad part about this…In the pocket catagory I have used the Sony HX9v and found the smearing of fine detail not to my liking, ( I like to look at images full size). Read more ›
Sometimes the…The features and settings are easy to use, and the battery life is very good, especially when the camera is used all day and shut on and off a million times. Read more ›
Downside, does not take the best pics in the dark and the flash is not in the best place (my finger closes it). Battery is good and holds it charge. The zoom is great. Read more ›
Pros: Zoom is pretty strong. Battery Life is decent if you are not taking video. Dive case works ok. Read more ›
Also, like others have noted, you need to keep your finger off the pop up flash or it will stay down and off. Battery life is very good. This camera actually has more… Read more ›
The only disadvantage i felt is the Battary charge while taking video. The battery is quickly getting discharged if i take any video in this camera. Read more ›
So far so good. We are getting use to the power shot. battery life is good, averaging 7+ hrs but we have a extra one for backup. There are a lot of options not so easy to… Read more ›
f/3.1 wide open--pretty good lowlight capability LCD screen is great Awesome video--though I haven't REALLY used it. Read more ›
Pop-up flash, doesn't create annoying shadows The screen is pretty nice In-camera editing Read more ›
I…The LCD is beautiful, but the image frame is smaller than the whole LCD to make room for control displays; a little deceiving but it's high resolution makes up for the size. Read more ›
The 12.1 megapixels are great for even posters or flat screen televisions (I use mine through my…The function set, display, menu and the dial are all easy and intuitive. Read more ›
Love my new Canon PowerShot! It takes beautiful images and has a bright, crisp display. Videos are awesome with steady shot feature on the video recorder. Read more ›
The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS produces images of very good quality and the video HD 1080p quality is just simply, stunning when displayed on an HDTV. I like to get an image… Read more ›
It's well made (in Japan) and can stretch from simple point and shoot to slightly more advanced settings. And the price is unbelievable. Read more ›
You can set the camera like a pro. Zoom value is perfect. When you take a picture of moon with digital zoom (X56) on the night, you can see the craters. Read more ›
great product, great price, Camera take good pictures and very easy to use. would recommend to everyone and their family member Read more ›
It has an easy automatic mode for users who just want a simple…This is the only compact (non-SLR) camera I could find for a reasonable price with the manual focus feature. Read more ›
(…and I'm usually a Nikon gal…) Buy it! You won't be sorry - GREAT camera AND GREAT price - You can't go wrong! Read more ›
I got the best price possible on this camera. The Canon SX230 HS is an earlier model to the now current SX260 HS and the SX280 HS cameras. Read more ›
i love this camera - the photos are clear, the zoom is incredible (requires a steady hand), low light performance is great, and there are so many features packed into this… Read more ›
The zoom is incredible - I took crystal clear pictures…The low light performance is great with me being able to take almost every picture I have wanted without the flash. Read more ›
The picture quality is great, even at ISO 1600. Low light performance is very good for a P&S. It only goes down to f/3.1, but that seems to work for most conditions. HD… Read more ›
The high resolution video has been useful. The low light performance is very good. Read more ›
First, the good: it takes great pictures. Low light performance is the best I've ever seen in a point & shoot, so the HS system does seem to do something. The zoom worked… Read more ›
Some things are just better viewed as a video and the HD recording is easy to…I took some videos in a very dark setting and the performance was as good as I could ask for. Read more ›
2. Decent flash performance. Considering the size of the unit, the flash works well, actually better than previous compact cameras I've owned. If you want a long-range… Read more ›
1. The flash is great. Even in low and artificial light, it doesn't always use the flash, but the pictures turn out great. Read more ›
But I found that I could find all…I thought the flash was cool, but it pops up right where my left hand would be holding it, so I felt that was a bit poor on the design. Read more ›
Th…The flash works well as a fill light in the sun, I don't use it unless I need to get a shot in the dark because I'm not a fan of how flash photos look without a diffuser. Read more ›
it was delivered on time which is awesome the flash is located in an inconvenient spot but everything else is amazing. I would have given it 5 stars if it wasnt for that… Read more ›
The Kodak (Z950) does a very nice job indoors and has far and away the strongest flash I have ever seen on a pocket camera and may be more useful when a strong flash is… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

818 of 835 people found the following review helpful By Toua Yang on April 5, 2011
Color Name: Black
Pros:
[1] Very advance camera in a small package. Has a lot of the features of the Canon DSLRs.
[2] You can edit the pictures within the camera (color, cropping, filters)
[3] HD video recording is awesome.
[4] 14X zoom plus 56X digital zoom.
[5] GPS
[6] Trigger shooting with smile or wink
[7] Mini HDMI out put
[8] Many modes to choose from. Tv, Av, M, P, Portrait, Landscape...just to name a few
[9] Adjustable shutter up to 1/3200
[10] Adjustable ISO from 100-3200
[11] HS and IS makes this thing worth the money
[12] Menus are easy to navigate (because its similar to the Canon DSLRs)
[13] The mode selector dial goes all the way around without stopping.
[14] Too many to list...

Cons:
[1] Get your finger off the flash. The location of the flash takes a little to get used to
[2] Battery life is terrible
[3] I have big hands so it's hard for me to grip it.
[4] Aperture is only F3.1 wide open
[5] Flash charges slow, but is decent for a point and shoot (I'm so used to my Canon 430 EX ii speed lite on my DSLR)
[6] Shutter speeds of 1 second or longer is limited to only ISO 100.

Final Thoughts:
[1] Canon makes some of the best Cameras if not the best. You get a lot of the DSLR technology compacted into this little thing.
[2] If this camera had a F2 Aperture like the Canon S95, it would be Canon's best point and shoot camera released to date, but there's a trade off when you want zoom. Both cameras are neck and neck in my book with the S95 edging it out by a hair because of the F2.
[3] The biggest difference between the SX230 and SX220 (UK) is the GPS. Why isn't there a SX220 in the US? If you feel like importing one, it's about $80 less.
[4] Love this camera so far.
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127 of 129 people found the following review helpful By NJ's dad on May 7, 2011
Color Name: Black
I have canon sx210-IS for almost a year now, but when my baby spilled water over it, it stopped working and the cost of repair estimated by Canon repair service was costing me almost equal to a new sx210-IS price, that was when I decided to buy this upgraded version from Canon.

Most of features of this camera were also the part of its predecessor, but let's focus on the new features which make this one better than its' predecessor:-

*Low light support: This is the most talked about feature, and this was be one of 'THE reasons' I chose this camera and it really worth a pat on back for this . The results are really amazing for a point and shoot category camera.

*Super slow motion video: The results are really awesome. It is amazing to see my baby; flipping her hair and running, trying to catch a butterfly - in super slow motion! I should say that the slow motion option with 240 fps is for brightly lit places; otherwise the results are not that good.

*Full HD video: This definitely is an improvement over sx210 is, which can only shoot 720p videos. This makes the video quality of sx 230-HS exceptional.

*GPS tracker: It is a nice to have feature. I used it once but, this sucks the battery so I keep this option off, all the time.

Other features worth mentioning:-
*14x zoom: It is really amazing how they are able to put 14x zoom in such small body. It is worth mentioning the fact that these super zooms are only effective if they come with automatic image stabilization feature and let me ensure you that this camera as its' predecessor - sx210, does this job exceedingly well.

*12 mega pixels: Although SX 210 has 14 mega pixels but I would not consider this as a degrade.
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234 of 244 people found the following review helpful By Jeff W on March 28, 2011
Color Name: Black
I bought this camera as a replacement for my Canon SD800IS, where I was very interested in getting the new GPS capabilities. I also have a professional camera with my Canon 7D, so this is more of a family/trip camera.

Overall, I'm very happy the photo quality and manual features offered (control over exposure level, aperture setting, flash level, etc.) Having a single button to shoot video is great. However, the battery life is much shorter than my old camera. I'm getting around 200-220 photos (instead of 600+), with a few videos thrown in, per battery with the GPS feature turned on. Buy an extra battery. For the GPS: it takes about 1-2 minutes for the camera to lock on the satellites once outside. I think it's cool to see exactly where you took a photo and this will be neat for vacations (wish I had it for an Italy trip a few years back).

I recommend this camera for anyone needing a super zoom with GPS. Just note the slightly bulky size and need to carry an extra battery.

Pros:
*Excellent daylight photos
*Very good inside photos w/o a flash, for a compact camera
*GPS feature generally works well, photo locations show fine in Apple Aperture
*Zoom works quickly and they finally show a screen indicator for the zoom position
*HD video works well
*HDMI out is handy, but the cable is sold separately

Cons:
*Battery life is not great with GPS on (about 200 photos/battery). The low battery indicator starts flashing red pretty early (with 25-30% left), so that could be a pro or con.
*Camera is bulky compared to my old SD800IS, so get a case that will hold it. It is 4.16x2.42x1.31in
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